Phone Home!

I'm a worry wart. It's true. I learned a long time ago to keep this problemo in check with help from my Heavenly Father and Savior and my faith in them. However, I know myself well enough to know the strength I've worked hard to gain to fight this weakness would be tried when I had children. I was right. It makes sense, really. I've worked it out with just myself, but some definite re-grouping is required when you introduce someone into your care whom you love way more than yourself. I look at parents with all their children happy, healthy, fully grown and starting families of their own and the only word I can think of to describe it is 'miraculous'. When I'm foolish enough to begin dwelling on the innumerable possible tragedies that could befall my sweet boy or future children, I begin pulling out the methods that work (for me) to combat these negative, depressing and completely unproductive thoughts. Well, last night I had some unwelcome thoughts going on (which is when I thought of this post) and before drawing on my usual tactics, it was easier to steer my thoughts toward a different route: problem solving mode...prevention. It's silly, I know but I was surprised by the amount of comfort it gave me when I thought of this and after doing a little research, found exactly what I was looking for. Ryder will have one the second he knows how to use it :)

The Verizon Migo! Basically it's a cell phone for kids. There only allotted 4 numbers to call (mom's cell phone, home, dad's cell phone, etc.) plus an emergency button. This is my favorite part. It has a tracking device, so you always know where you child is! And if you pay a little extra, the parent can set boundaries and any time your child leaves the designated boundaries, it sends you a text message! All it needs is a little carabeener clip with a string to hook onto his jeans and put into his pocket so he doesn't lose it and an abductor wouldn't notice he had it.



With that said, I know phone won't solve my problems. And I also know my little family has a variety of trials waiting for us and I know through our Savior, Jesus Christ we'll be fine...better than fine. We'll be molded into what He wants us to be. But I do still have this little thing I always need to stay on top of and hey, if a cell phone helps me sleep better at night, then this cell phone they shall have :)

5 comments:

  1. i say get it and do it. what every works and helps through this life just do it. about your little sister that you don't have she is in a play with gracie about 16 her name is jamie i think she just had your same last name. which is not very common. how is your mom

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  2. I've seen those phones and I think they are awesome! I really don't like the idea of a 6 year old having a normal cell phone, but I LOVE the idea of a phone that they can only call selected people (and I can call them).

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  3. I have this conversation with Sean and we have decided it will be Gracie's kindergarten gift.

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  4. That is a really neat invention! Every kid should have one. Your blog is darling, glad I found it!

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  5. Love it...that is exactly what every child needs! I have never seen anything like that so thanks for keeping me updated on the world of technology! Oh and FYI I was going to tell you to totally cut your hair...and I love it! So super cute...your a babe! Love ya and miss ya girl!

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